Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)
As the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR Task Force approached Sri Lanka, Australian Navy and Army teams prepared for diving, demolition and explosive ordinance disposal training with regional partners.
Navy’s tempo has increased this month, marking the start of a busy year for the Fleet with more than 20 ships and over 2000 sailors at sea.
Eleven local community leaders experienced a taste of the Royal Australian Navy as part of the Fleet Commanders’ Community Leader’s at Sea Program (CLASP) in early October.
A series of firsts has resulted in Navy benefitting from further flexibility in refuelling options for our Landing Helicopter Docks, HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide.
A team from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU) has been hard at work embarked in HMAS Canberra over the last seven weeks conducting the First of Class Flight Trial (FOCFT) between the ARH Tiger helicopter and the LHD.
Exercise KAKADU has commenced in Australian style with an indigenous smoking ceremony onboard the Royal Australian Navy flagship HMAS Canberra.
Five weeks, three ships, 2000 uniforms and civilians, four dogs and a sheep! Task Group Operations are always challenging. Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ash Papp answered a few questions for us, during Exercise SEA EXPLORER off the North Queensland coast.
Navy’s amphibious focus has shifted into top gear with two Task Groups now deployed across the region.
The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has visited the Task Group supporting the Sea Raider series of exercises in North Queensland.
The Navy’s two largest ships have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney today bound for exercises off Australia’s east coast and northern waters.